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Army ants ‘mind the gap’ efficiently

BBC popular write up of Simon Garnier’s co-authored Army ants dynamically adjust living bridges in response to a cost–benefit trade-off. antscollective behaviorcomplexitydistributed cognitionoptimizationroboticsself-assemblySelf-organizationSimon GarnierSpontaneous orderStigmergySwarm intelligence


Graffiti, Street Art and Stigmergy

Lachlan MacDowall’s chapter in The Uses of Art in Public Space. The chapter explores how graffiti and street art function in public space by considering their relationship to the notion of stigmergy, a theory derived from insect behaviour that explains how the actions of individual agents within populations are coordinated without direct communication. The application…


Human-Human Stigmergy

Coming soon in Cognitive Systems Research 1. Francis Heylighen Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism I: Definition and Components 2. Francesco Bolici, James Howison and Kevin Crowston Stigmergic Coordination in FLOSS Development Teams: Integrating Explicit and Implicit Mechanisms 3. Ted G. Lewis and Richard Begin Imitation and Novelty in Product Development 4. Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez Stigmergy at the…



It has been reported that John Holland has passed away. Complex adaptive systemcomplexitycomplexity studiesEmergencegenetic algorithmsjohn hollandsanta fe instituteStigmergy